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Rico, a sleazy museum curator, steals a tribe's sacred dinosaur eggs in the rain forest. Frank is an archeologist and single parent, and eeks out a living by selling fossils from his farm to the museum. In a mixup, his kids bring home the eggs and hatch the miniature dinosaurs. Frank is falling in love with Vicki, who works for Rico, and finds his life complicated when the dinosaurs begin trashing his house, and Rico attempts to regain his treasure. Written by
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I had remembered loving this movie when I was a kid, because I loved dinosaurs in my childhood and had seen a handful of very obscure dinosaur movies aside from the other popular ones, and it had been so long since I had seen Prehysteria! that I asked for it for Christmas. I came to the occurrence that I had seen the movie before by some ad there used to be on Nickelodeon cassettes to the tune of "Happy Days" which featured quick showings of it. I got it on cassette, and pretty soon after, I watched it, expecting to love it as much as I did when I was kid.
Let's just say, I certainly did not like it as much as when I was a kid. Well, overall the movie is entertaining and enjoyable; fluffy humor and insipid characters make it laughable, but ultimately failing in it's attempt to be good. The dinosaurs are so cute and lovable, however, that they make the film unable to completely hate, even if they are in lack of decent special effects. The acting was poor at some points, especially from the daughter who I just did not care for at all, but still, the acting is tolerable. The plot was pretty good, so no problems there, and they were able to make some likable characteristics, even if it is definitely not a masterpiece.
Prehysteria! is meant for kids, no doubt, for the plain and simple fact that I loved this as a child, and now I thought it was kind of forgettable, but nonetheless, it was not a terrible movie, and if you think you can appreciate it for what it is, give it a view, just watch with an open mind. It is absolutely not as bad as it's rating idolizes it to be, even if it does not deserve amazing reception. I have seen worse, and I have seen better, but this can be enjoyable from time to time, and by that I mean if you ever do watch it more than once make sure you spend a long period of time between watches to grow any sense of appreciation towards it.
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